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Rockin’ Fest, to Support Student Veterans

in Foundation, Performing Arts, Veterans

Thursday, June 30th
5:00 pm
Connor Green at SCCC with Vendors and Food

the event will be held rain or shine, bring your chairs and blankets

  • Rick Barth
  • Infinite Parallels
  • Nikki Briar and Sweet Briar Band

Parking donation:
$10 per Car
$5 per Car with Veteran or SCCC Student

The proceeds from Rockin’ Fest will go towards the Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program.

Performances by:

Nikki Briar

Country rocker Nikki Briar will get your boots stompin and hands clappin, guaranteed! She has been named the East Coast’s hardest working female country artist as of 2011, sliding herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world! While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar.

Infinite Parallels

Covering tunes from bands who dominated the 1990’s music charts, like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Collective Soul, and the Smashing Pumpkins, female-fronted Infinite Parallels rocks 90’s Grunge and Alternative Music with driving guitars, heavy duty rhythms, and gritty power vocals.

Rick Barth

Rick Barth is a singer/songwriter from New Jersey. He has played many shows throughout the area as a solo performer and as a member of various bands and duos. His debuted his first CD, Hand Me Down Soul, and is writing the follow up full length album, Simpler Times, as well as an EP titled Fade.


To Sponsor this event click to download the form:  Rockin’ Fest 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

To be a vendor at this event click to download the form:  RF_Vendor Registration Form 2016

Student veterans receive college tuition and a monthly housing stipend under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, but that money stops coming during winter and summer breaks when veterans are not in class, leaving students financially strapped.

The Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program will be available for student veterans who need assistance with expenses such as paying rent or an electric bill, or purchasing food and gas during times when class is not in session. A committee will review the request for assistance and quickly evaluate the situation so a rapid resolution can be achieved. The fund is a vehicle to get them through the period so they can concentrate on their studies. If the student veteran is struggling with classes, the fund can also be used for specialized tutoring.

For more information, call 973-300-2109 or email

If you cannot make the event, consider making a donation to our Student Veteran’s Emergency Relief Program.

Fireworks generously sponsored by:






Teen Arts Festival 2016

in Home Page, News, Performing Arts

Teen Arts Festival (click for a full listing of events)
March 15, 2016 (snowdate March 16)
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The exhibits are open to the community any time during the College’s regular operating hours.

The arts will be showcased at Sussex County Community College when the 2016 Sussex County Teen Arts Festival takes place Tuesday, March 15.

Students from area schools throughout Sussex County will converge on SCCC for a day of creative writing, dance, instrumental, theater, video, visual art, and vocals.  Workshops, demonstrations and performances will be presented throughout the day. Performances will be critiqued by professionals from the tristate area.  The art exhibit is open to the public March 9 through March 16 during college hours.

It is expected that between 1,200–1,400 7th through 12th graders will participate in the event, which runs from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Teen Arts Festival is open to registered schools and the parents of students from those schools.

The Teen Arts Festival has been made possible through funding from SCCC, School Districts of Sussex County, and donations from the Aeroflex foundation, individuals and businesses.  Funding has been available in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant program, administered by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council.

Students can attend a variety of workshops throughout the day, from life drawing to jewelry to game art graphics and floral design, to stage combat, poetry, African drumming, and mime, as well as many others. “Stop ‘N Go Art Stations” include Chinese Brush Stroke, positive energy art, photography, and more. Demonstrations on magic, juggling, chain saw art and song writing will take place. Forty- five varied professional artists will be working with the teens.

“It’s a great learning experience for the students,” said Stella Trikouros, Assistant Professor of Theater and Communications at SCCC, and the Coordinator of the Teen Arts Festival in Sussex.  “County teens are given the opportunity to experiment with a variety of art forms and to share their completed work or performances in a supportive atmosphere and to the public. These devoted artists travel up to three hours to get to SCCC. It’s a full day for students, artists, teachers and SCCC staff.”

The Visual Arts and Video reception is held on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. This exhibit includes all of the student artwork submitted by the schools, with 600 2-D and 3-D pieces in 4 buildings.  In the ensuing weeks, student artwork that was selected by the artists will be showcased at various locations around the county.

“Selected student works for the exhibits are always an eclectic variety of mediums and age range,” said Trikouros. “It’s a nice mix of talent and perspective.” Students will be selected by the artists to represent Sussex at the State Teen Arts Festival June 1, 2, 3. The State Teen Arts Festival will be offering scholarships to outstanding student artists.

Sussex County students first participated in the State Teen Arts Festival in 1969. SCCC has sponsored the Teen Arts Festival in Sussex County since 1989. For more information on the day’s events, visit

SCCC provides an affordable, high quality education in a broad range of fields of interest.  For more information about SCCC and its degree and non-degree programs, visit

TRIP: Metropolitan Museum of Art

in Performing Arts

The bus leaves from the upper E Parking lot promptly at 9 AM and will return at 5 PM on Saturday, April 16th. The cost is $22 per person and includes a service fee of $2 per person. This ticket is for the round trip BUS RIDE only. It does not include admission to the museum. No refunds for tickets; if severe weather prevents us from going on the trip on the scheduled date, we will reschedule for a future date and honor all those who have purchased tickets.

Women Business Leaders Set to Network

in Performing Arts

Area professional women can learn best practices for career advancement and network with women business leaders all while helping female students afford the cost of college during a Women’s Panel Discussion.
The event will take place on Wednesday, February 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SCCC Performing Arts Center Atrium.

This event is sponsored by United Way of Northern New Jersey Women’s Leadership Council and Sussex County Community College.

Darren McManus ‘Transitions’ Opening Reception with Artist

in Performing Arts

Darren McManus’ work “Transitions” will be on display in the SCCC Art Gallery from Friday, January 29 to Friday, March 4. There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 5 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Darren will be presenting his work during the Opening Reception. The reception is free and open to the public.

Darren is a painter and full-time professor living and working in Lambertville, New Jersey. He received his B.F.A from the University of Hartford / Hartford Art School completing a double major in graphic design and experimental studio and spent his junior year studying at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. McManus received his M.F.A. in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

For his visionary, often unconventionally shaped acrylic paintings, McManus has been awarded numerous grants and awards including: a perfect score from the jurors and the highest Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; an Individual Artist Grant from the Puffin Foundation; a Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fel­lowship in conjunction with The Millay Colony for the Arts; and most recently, a Full-time Faculty Research Grant from Raritan Valley Community College to develop a new body of work.

His paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and have twice been selected by the Boston based Open Studios Press for inclusions in their prestigious, juried publication New American Paintings.

SCCC’s CRU to host talent show

in Performing Arts

Thursday, November 12, 2015,
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
Student Center Theater

Sussex County Community College’s CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) will host its 7th Annual Holiday Musical Talent Show. SCCC faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to participate and celebrate the reason for the season. Music should be Christ centered and can include traditional, rock, gospel or rap. Cake and coffee will be served. Admission is $1.00 with all proceeds donated to Samaritan’s Purse.

Interested talent should contact Professor Wade at: or visit:

Dream Interpretation

in Performing Arts

Tuesday, November  17
10:50 am
Student Center Theater

Dr. Francesco Ancona, professor of English at Sussex County Community College, will explore how to decipher the meanings behind your dreams. The presentation is also open to the public at no charge.

“The presentation explains what Freud termed the ‘language’ of dreams to enable attendees to interpret their own dreams, as no one can do so better than the dreamers themselves – especially with a cup of coffee, glass of wine, and a good friend,” said Dr. Ancona.

The presentation will also include the process of keeping a dream diary and will include plenty of time for answering questions.

SCCC Presents Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced”

in Performing Arts

Friday, November 20 at 7:30 pm;
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 pm;
Sunday, November 22 at 3 pm;
Performing Arts Center

Sussex County Community College will present A Murder is Announced, adapted by Leslie Darbon from a story by Agatha Christie.

The play opens with an announcement in the local paper that states the time and place of when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, and a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns.

A Murder is Announced is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Following the Sunday 11/22 performance there will be a reception in the Lobby for the Exhibit of the works by Artist Claudia Arbizu sponsored by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

Rockabilly Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: Gashouse Gorillas

Thursday, July 14
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Gashouse Gorillas
Gas House Gorillas hail from New Jersey and wear leather caps and kilts with Rick Fink on lead vocals, Crusher Carmean on bass, Oscar Rodriguez on guitar and Eddie Everett on drums.
There’s is an interesting sound, a mix of jump blues, rock and roll, and even a pop punk edge.

Rick Fink on vocal – Fink found his calling when he formed the Gas House Gorillas. His song writing skills and boundless high energy performances blur the lines that separate Jump Blues, Rock,and vintage Rhythm & Blues, creating an experience that can only be had at a Gorillas’ show. He has had a major label deal (Sony Records), a management deal, and several independent releases to his credit.

Crusher Carmean on  bass – Named “Crusher” because of his penchant for turning a perfectly good instrument into kindling, Carmean is a thrill to watch. He finally had to build something that could withstand the kicking, spinning and tossing that his trademark aluminum bass endures on a nightly basis. Crusher has played with Sleepy LaBeef, the Razorbacks, the Rockats and was the founding member of the Crescent City Maulers.

Oscar Rodriguez on guitar – At the age of 24, Oscar  has been tearing up the fret board for nearly 9 years building a solid reputation locally as an amazingly versatile musician. He has studied with Gary Lucas (from Captain Beefheart) and shared the stage with famed saxophonist Greg Osby among others.

Eddie Everett on drums – Eddie is a killer drummer and been with the band for 5 years. In addition to his fine skills as a musician and has played venues all over the world performing with artists like Brian Setzer, Wanda Jackson, David Bromberg, Tommy Conwell and The Rockats.




This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Salute to Broadway Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: SCCC students & community performers

Thursday, July 2
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class beings at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

SCCC’s most talented students and accomplished members of the community will celebrate the American Broadway Musical, and some of its influences, featuring hits from the golden age through contemporary musicals popular today.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by: